Kobe Bryant says he could envision playing beyond next season

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Kobe Bryant said he might play after his current contract, which expires after next season. He also said he can’t see himself playing past this contract. He even admitted he might retire after this season.

But that waffling occurred before Kobe suffered a season-ending shoulder injury.

Sure, Kobe still plans to return next season.

But what about beyond?

Baxter Holmes of ESPN:

I could envision Kobe playing after his current deal. I could also envision him never playing again.

I doubt Kobe knows what he’ll do after next season, and he has time to figure it out.

The big question: If Kobe plays in 2016-17, which team will it be for?